Posts Tagged ‘PLA!’

Dec
2014
16

Under PLA, I-95 Expansion Completed Ahead of Schedule with Impressive Safety Numbers

Under PLA, I-95 Expansion Completed Ahead of Schedule with Impressive Safety Numbers
  The express lanes on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia recently opened to the public, after a ceremony where the state’s political leaders praised the project as a model of public/private infrastructure investment.  Built under a voluntary Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the Laborer’s International Union of North America...
Dec
2014
1

First of Its Kind: Citywide Project Labor Agreement Passes in Martinez, CA; Will Apply to All Projects $250K and Up

  In Martinez, California the city council approved a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for all future city capital improvement projects.  Martinez is the first city in Contra Costa county to make such a commitment and was completed in time to apply to a multimillion dollar waterfront improvement project set to begin construction in the upcoming...
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Nov
2014
24

Local Hire Secured for Potential Long Island Wind Farm Under Project Labor Agreement

Local Hire Secured for Potential Long Island Wind Farm Under Project Labor Agreement
Deepwater One, the developer of a proposed wind farm which would be located on 256 square miles of federal waters some 30 miles east of Montauk, has announced that they will use union labor throughout the construction process.  Deepwater officials announced the signing of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the Nassau-Suffolk Building and...
Nov
2014
19

Long (Beach) Overdue: CA City Set to Approve Project Labor Agreements for Coming Construction Work

  The Long Beach City Council has unanimously approved a recommendation that the city manager negotiate a citywide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for various construction projects.  In 2010 the city council approved a PLA to build a new concourse at the Long Beach Airport.  In July of 2014 the city council authorized the city manager...
Nov
2014
14

Building Trades, SEIU Secure Important Worker Protections for Queens, NY Waterfront Project

Building Trades, SEIU Secure Important Worker Protections for Queens, NY Waterfront Project
  The New York City Council and developers of Astoria Cove have agreed to a worker-supportive Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on a 1,700-unit luxury apartment complex that will be built on the Queens waterfront.  The deal, reached late Tuesday night, means the complex will be built by many construction workers affiliated with the local...
Oct
2014
9

Time to PLA the Piper: San Diego’s Anti-Worker Attitude Will Force Massive Construction Funding Loss

  Former San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye took to the op-ed section of the Voice of San Diego to explain the situation the city faces given its ban on Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) under Prop A.  At stake? Millions of dollars in funding for construction projects.  In October of 2011 Gov. Jerry Brown signed [&hellip...
Oct
2014
6

With Preliminary PLAs, Building Trades Move to Ensure Quality Casino Construction Jobs in Hudson Valley

With Preliminary PLAs, Building Trades Move to Ensure Quality Casino Construction Jobs in Hudson Valley
  A new casino is likely coming to the Hudson Valley-Catskills region and labor unions want to make sure the millions of construction manhours are performed under quality working conditions.  To accomplish this, the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council announced the signing of preliminary Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)...
Sep
2014
29

Female, Minority Hiring Goals Being Eclipsed on Vikings New Stadium Thanks to Project Labor Agreement

Female, Minority Hiring Goals Being Eclipsed on Vikings New Stadium Thanks to Project Labor Agreement
  The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) has released a progress report on the new Vikings stadium which shows that the goals set for the hiring of minorities and women are being exceeded.  The stadium is being built under the guidelines of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), perhaps the only established way of realizing hiring...
Sep
2014
11

Palo Alto, Where Slashing Wages and Wasting City Money are All the Rage!

Palo Alto, Where Slashing Wages and Wasting City Money are All the Rage!
  In an op-ed for the Mercury News Dave Collins of Smart Cities Prevail explains how avoiding the prevailing wage and refusing to enter into Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) has led to delays and budget overruns on several construction projects in Palo Alto, CA.   As we have discussed in the past, the city’s handling [&hellip...
Sep
2014
10

The “Largest Job-Producing Project in Georgia” is Union Strong Under a Project Labor Agreement

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  The Vogtle power plant construction project in Georgia has reached its predicted peak workforce of 5,000 workers according to Georgia Power. The current workforce is the largest at the nuclear plant since its first two reactors were erected in the mid-1980’s, but the numbers could swell again as the project continues towards completion....
Aug
2014
29

Biz Groups Say Labor, PLAs are Vital to Shale Gas Success in West Virginia

Biz Groups Say Labor, PLAs are Vital to Shale Gas Success in West Virginia
  While speaking at the annual West Virginia Chamber of Commerce meeting, natural gas executives praised labor unions as a vital partner in maximizing the positive impact of Marcellus Shale gas on the state’s economy.  With global demand expected to rise 65 percent by 2045, Randy Cleveland, President of XTO Energy, compared the state to...
Aug
2014
14

PLA on Mass. Bridge Project Mandated Safety Training that Saved Stranded Kayakers’ Lives

PLA on Mass. Bridge Project Mandated Safety Training that Saved Stranded Kayakers' Lives
  When Newburyport, Massachusetts resident Rosalie Cuticchia found herself in danger during a recent kayak excursion, an unlikely team of rescure workers came to her aid. The construction crew working on the Whittier Bridge overhead had been drilled on how to react in this scenario, and these drills may have saved Cuticchia’s life.  ...